Constance M. Cramer
Constance M. Kurtz Cramer, age 85, of Janesville, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg. She was born in Rockford, IL, on July 23, 1926, the daughter of Pearl and Don Franzene. She attended Rockford schools for elementary and junior high and graduated from Lake Geneva High School. Connie married Robert “Bob” Kurtz on March 5, 1948, in Lake Geneva. He preceded her in death in 1974. She had worked for many years at the Sar-Mar children’s clothing stores in Janesville and at Millie’s Pancake House in Delavan, WI.
She is survived by her 4 children: Gail (Tom) Wolfe of Janesville, Steven Kurtz of Charleston, SC, Jeffrey (Kristie) Kurtz of Janesville, and Spencer (Joanne) Kurtz of Hilton Head, SC; 13 grandchildren: Jennifer (Tony) Huml, Robert “Rob” Kurtz, John Steven Kurtz, Sarah (Nate) Perry, Ben (Courtney) Thompson, Kathryn (Dave) Ewell, Elizabeth (Rock) Darlington, Ashley (Marty) Reid, Heather (fiancé Morgan Cekalla) Kurtz, Erik Kurtz, Adam Kurtz, Brien Kurtz and Karah Kurtz; 8 great grandchildren: Jack, Kate and Liz Huml, Emma, Isabel and Olivia Perry, Carson Ewell and Natalie Reid; a sister, Lynne Franzene (John) Lynde of Rockford; and 2 nieces, Christine (Dustin) Kowalski and Rachel (Borisz) Bacsovics. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Rev. Jamie Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. Memorial donations in Connie’s name can be made to Agrace HospiceCare Rock County Capital Campaign Fund.
Connie loved having fun with her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
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